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Josh Gibson Batting 1939 Original Negative

Josh Gibson Batting 1939 Original Negative

Taken during a stint in the Puerto Rican Winter League, this negative shows Josh Gibson taking a practice cut against a background of leaves, his shadow symbolically long behind him -- a shot of the "Black Babe Ruth" that may never have been seen before. One can tell by his frightening image just how freaked out pitchers were to see this swing during a real game. One can also see the last "N" of his name on the back of his shirt, indicating that the Puerto Rican league was ahead of its time in putting players' names on their uniforms. Gibson would regularly return to the island, which was a smorgasbord for his vices. Negative in better than excellent condition. The two Gibson negs in this sale are the only ones ever to come up for sale or we know to exist. 6x3.5".

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